September 19, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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It's Mercy Week! The celebration of Mercy Week is a beloved tradition for our community and commemorates the date in 1827 that Catherine McAuley established the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland. Themed dress-up days and Friday's Mercy Day Rally spark school spirit, while the Mercy Day Mass is an important time to gather in reflection and prayer. This year, we recognize the many extraordinary women - past and present - who have changed the world through their dreams and actions with our theme, "Women with a Dream". Students will watch RBG, the recent documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, learn about the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns, and celebrate with a picnic lunch and rally on the Green.



Friday Special Schedule!

Friday is Mercy Day and we have a special schedule. Students must report to advisory by 9:00am in their formal dress uniform. Students are encouraged to change into their class t-shirt and free dress before lunch (lunch will be provided).


Don't miss your chance to buy tickets for the Head of School's Family BBQ hosted by the Mercy Parent Club on Sunday, October 7th. We'll have delicious food served by Emergency BBQ, beer and wine, and activities for the little ones! Please purchase tickets by September 28th | $10 for 21+ | $5 for youth. 


Let us know if you'd like to VOLUNTEER for this event!

For questions please contact Amaré Silva


Mercy's Parent Giving Campaign is Underway!
Please send in your Parent Commitment Form today.  
Gifts payable by 6/30/19

Mercy looks to philanthropic contributions to fund a portion of the operating budget. Mercy does not receive any federal or state funding. Each year, the actual cost of a Mercy education exceeds tuition. Your contribution makes a direct impact. Gifts or Pledges to The Mercy Fund, provide immediately support for the greatest needs and highest priorities with flexible, unrestricted income for the current school year.Your gift, no matter the size, creates a legacy. For questions, contact Jennifer Munsey, Mercy Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship Manager.


Parents - Join the Red Cross Club and Mercy community on October 24 for our Blood Drive!


Sign up now to schedule an appointment  


At Mercy High School Burlingame, we strive to ensure that each student is healthy and balanced in mind, body and spirit. Part of that entails working with parents to ensure that they are well informed about issues today's youth are facing. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration shared that teens' use of e-cigarettes is "an epidemic proportion." Please read this New York Times article for more information. 



Tri-School Walk for Catholic Worker

3 Supplemental hours and 1 Learning Hour

Saturday, September 22nd - 9am-12:15pm

Help raise money for the Catholic Worker House in San Bruno, $40 donation. Walk starts at Mercy High School 9:00am Ends at Catholic Worker Hospitality House, Saint Bruno Church at 12:15 pm) Sign up on the Campus Ministry Door. Each participant is asked to raise $40, and walk for the Catholic Worker Hospitality House. Checks should be made out to: Catholic Worker Hospitality House. Please write walker's name on the memo line of each check.


CORE Opportunity!

Correction on date
Who: SSF Weed Warriors
Date: Every last Friday and Saturday of the month, year round!
Time: 9am-12pm
Contact: Loretta or Chuck, 650-952-6174
Important: Must contact Loretta or Chuck before you volunteer!




Junior Parent Night  

Tues., Sept. 25th -  6:30-7:30pm

Please join Francesca Ohanessian, Mercy's college counselor, for an overview of the college search and application process.  Pat Hennes from AJ Tutoring will also present on Tuesday to discuss different testing schedules for SAT/ACT testing in junior and senior year.



Kairos Retreat Information
Kairos is an amazing experience and opportunity for your daughters. Spaces fill up quickly so if you wish your daughter to attend, please encourage her to sign up. The cost of the retreat is $200.00. This is the last chance to reserve a spot! The dates for Kairos are: Wednesday, October 3-Friday, October 5 OR Wednesday February 6- Friday, February 8th.  If you have any questions please email Angie at




Graduation Orders - Each senior was provided a graduation planner from Jostens. Please review this information with your senior. You may place your order online at . Every senior must order their cap and gown. No exceptions! If you have any questions you may reach out to Mr. Reid at 415-472-7871 or
Attention Senior Parents: Join us in celebrating your senior by placing a Yearbook Recognition Ad for your student by November 1st. To purchase, click HEREAd space is limited so purchase yours today!


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Please feel free to contact me anytime at 650-762-1107. I am looking forward to a great 2018-19 with Mercy Athletics! - Charlie DoughertyAthletic Director


Follow Mercy Athletics on Twitter for game updates and scores!


All results of each team can be found in the Mercy scoreboard-place HERE


Winter Sports 
Any athlete planning on trying out for basketball or soccer is required to attend strength and conditioning sessions in Grassilli on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm. You are exempt if you are currently playing on a Mercy Fall sport or club team, but must notify Mr. Dougherty of the club team if you do not plan to attend. *Reminder: The amount of girls participating in conditioning will also help determine whether we field JV teams in both basketball and soccer.


Mercy Athlete of the Week:

Tennis Player Sharlene Fang

As a four year starter, senior Sharlene brings her positive attitude and solid consistency each time she steps on the court to represent Mercy Burlingame Varsity Tennis. Sharlene has helped our younger players develop as she leads by a quiet and strong example. This past week Sharlene exhibited a determined and "never give up" attitude as she helped our #1 doubles team win two, three set matches. Great job Sharlene, keep it going!



Parent photographers!
We'd love to share and promote your game photos! If you've snapped great shots from a Mercy Athletics game, please send photos and videos to Athletic Director Charlie Dougherty and Marketing Director Briana Daley.


Students who are taking an AP course should pay the AP Exam Fee by Oct. 11, 2018.


Click HERE for form 


Deaf Awareness Week starts Sept. 24th! The ASL 2 and 3 classes will be sharing various aspects of Deaf Culture, History and Language with their fellow Mercy students. Your family can get started early with a fantastic, informative documentary! A&E Network's Deaf Out Loud introduces 3 different Deaf families as they share their experiences in the hearing world. Check out an article and a viewing guide for Deaf Out Loud, and a sneak peak of the documentary!  


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